Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Are You Sure That's a Trail?

Three weeks into my new lift and I headed up to Rausch Creek Off Road Park to test it out. I decided my best course of action would be to tackle the tougher trails with Off Road Consulting. They offer a 301 driving class. The 301 training classes can be catered from stock to extreme depending on the individuals driver's needs. Check out their facebook page -- Off Road Consulthing.

Kyle was my instructor when I first decided to try my Jeep out on the trails two years ago. He was such a wealth of 4x4 knowledge and patients. Last Friday, he taught me how to approach blue and black trails. Plus, he gave me some great "tools" to put in my "driver's toolbox"

Devil's Den at Rausch Creek - A Jeep Momma Video

It was amazing to be able to get out on those tougher more challenging trails. I look forward to my future rock crawling experiences. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Rubi Rails Too Long?

Yikes! I am a little nervous about my Rubi Rails rubbing on my tires when I go wheeling. I have asked around, and 90% say I will be just find. 

It does look a tad close for my comfort. I will certainly find out tomorrow when I head up to Rausch Creek Off Road Park.  I will be taking the 301 off roading instruction with Kyle from Off Road Consulting. He is the same guy who instructed me during the 101 and 201 driving classes. 

Hitting those blue trails will give me a good test on my new lift and tires. It will also give me a feel for those rubi rails, and if I need to cut them. However, cutting them might just look better.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

How To Get into a Lifted Jeep

Three Easy Steps 

Since my recent changes to my Jeep -- it is lifted in case you missed it -- getting in and out have been somewhat comical.  

I have embarrassed myself trying to climb into the now much higher driver's seat. I decided I better come up with a good plan on getting in without looking like a fool.  

Step 1 

Place your right foot on the rock sliders. Hopefully you have them on your Jeep. 

Step 2

Take your right hand and grab onto the grab handles on your roll bar. Make sure you have strong grab handles. Mine are from EK Motorsports.

Step 3

Pull with your right hand and push with your right foot and swing your bottom onto the driver's seat.  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Molle Tailgate Panel: Jeep Storage Solution

Justice Off-Road Molle Tailgate Panel Review

Storage Solution

The Justice Off-road Molle Tailgate Panel offers an innovative and versatile solution for addressing storage needs in the Jeep Wrangler. It provides a customizable and easily accessible storage space. 

The Molle Panel features a grid of webbing and straps inspired by military MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) systems, allowing users to attach a variety of pouches, bags, and accessories securely. This modular design enables Jeep owners to organize and optimize their storage configuration based on their individual requirements, whether it's for tools, recovery gear, or other essentials needed for off-road adventures.

Justice Off-Road Molle Tailgate Panel

Utilizing Space

One of the key advantages of the Molle Panel Tailgate Panel is its ability to efficiently utilize the often underutilized space on the tailgate. Jeep Wrangler owners can transform this previously unused area into a functional and accessible storage solution, freeing up valuable interior space for passengers or larger items. 

Simple, Easy Install

The directions called for a step drill bit or a 13/32" drill bit, and a center punch. Luckily I had a friend who had the tools and helped me install the panel onto my tailgate. A Rivnut tool was provided. I didn't have the hand strength to use it so my friend helped me. 

A Friends Help Needed

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When it came time to weave in the molle bags to the panel I knew there was a specific way to weave in the bags. I checked out my friends, CPO from Overclock3d instructional video.

Molle Bag Instructional Weaving Video 👉 Watch Here

The strap on the Molle bag should be weaved through the panel then to the bag and back again to the panel. CPO does a great job explaining this in his video. 

On my tailgate panel I have the first aid kit from Justice Off Road. The kit features a "rip away" mounting system with attachment straps. A very cool feature when you are on the trails and need to take the first aid kit with you. You can just un-clip the straps, "rip" the bag from the panel then take it with you.

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